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Thorner: Californians Fleeing to Mexico


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By Nancy Thorner –
According to an article dated 6-11-22 at MSN.com, Why Californians Are Fleeing to Mexico, in 2021, more than 360,000 people left California. Residents have moved to states like Texas, Arizona, and Washington.  And a rising number of them are migrating out of the country, heading south to Mexico to escape huge taxes, regulations, housing prices, and expensive healthcare.
This is happening even though Mexico is one of the most dangerous nations in the world, with drug cartels controlling much of the country.
On the other hand, the article did make sense to me, in so far as the Biden administration has pretty much destroyed this nation during its 18-month reign of incompetence and bad policy.

On June 14, 2022, the Washington Examiner published an article on the same topic, Californians Fleeing the Expensive State of Mexico.
As the Washington Examiner article reported:
"The State Dept estimates that 1.6 million Americans live in Mexico… AAA Club Reports that Californians are paying $6.44 for a gallon of gas. California is one of the most expensive states to call home; a Baja CA realtor told CNBC a median housing price is $787,470. And while only a quarter of the state’s population could afford that last year, even fewer can afford a yearly property tax bill topping $14,000."​
"According to the Daily Mail in Mexico, many home rentals are in the $400 per month range. A Hollywood transplant, Travis Grossi told CNBC “We were able to cut our budget in half, which allowed us to really focus on our careers and the things we wanted to do artistically without having to just hustle, and hustle and hustle, every day, every week, to just meet the bare minimum.” He said back home, he paid $1,800 a month for a one-bedroom apartment.  The new Mexico apartment is three times larger and includes a pool and security."
Also on June 14, 2022, Veronika Kyrylenko posted this excellent article in The New American, Californians Relocating to Mexico to Avoid Inflation, Crime.    
As referenced by Ms. Kyrylenko:
Data compiled by The Daily Mail shows that living in Mexico while working in California makes economic sense. A person receiving an average Californian annual salary of $112,000 may afford a lot in Mexico, where the average residential property price is $63,593 (vs. $797,470 in California), a gallon of gas is $4.55 (vs. $6.43 in California), and monthly rent is $430 (vs. $1,503 in California).
But aside from the exorbitant cost of living, California’s high crime rate appears to be a major factor hastening the exodus.
According to the Public Policy Institute of California, four of California’s major cities — Los Angeles, Oakland, San Diego, and San Francisco — showed increases in property and violent crime numbers in 2021. “In particular, the troubling increase in homicides that we saw in 2020 appears to continue — homicides in these cities were up by about 17% in 2021,” noted the researchers. In 2020, homicides in California increased by 30 percent, and aggravated assaults went up by 7.5 percent.
The institute posted last May that “California appears to be on the verge of a new demographic era, one in which population declines characterize the state.” 
Since 2010, it is reported, that about 7.5 million people, primarily of low- and middle-income, moved from California to other states, while only 5.8 million people moved to California from other parts of the country. 
And it is not only people leaving the state.
According to a report published by the Hoover Institution at Stanford University in August 2021, California lost a total of 74 corporate headquarters just in the first six months of the year.
And while people and businesses are leaving the state in droves, the state has implemented numerous incentivizing policies to best accommodate illegal immigrants.
“In October 2017 California joined a number of other blue states in designating itself a “sanctuary state” for illegal immigrants, banning local law enforcement from inquiring about the immigration status of suspects and cooperating with the Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE) agency.”
“As reported by ImmigrationReform.com in June 2021, Governor Gavin Newsom signed a state budget “that opened the state’s health insurance program, Medi-Cal, to qualifying low-income illegal aliens 50 years old and over.” At the time of the report, nearly 200,000 illegal aliens already had access to Medi-Cal."
"That year, California lawmakers approved $600 stimulus checks for state residents, including illegal immigrants."
"There are also numerous and ever-expanding social programs designed for illegals entering California, such as the Cash Assistance Program for Immigrants, food stamps, and medical and other services."
Is it any wonder why California is failing as a state?   But I'm sure other states are not far behind California.


  1. “Socialism (lit. ‘gouvernement’ in Fr.” is the great fiction, whereby everybody endeavours to live off of everybody else.”
    – Frederic Bastiat 1801-1850
    Most of you already know Thatchers’ “The problem with socialism is that you eventually run out of other people’s money.”
    Truth is, this is all part of the Cloward-Piven to completely destroy this nation. You can do a search for it (what? Are you still using Google rather than SwissCows, Presearch, Startpage or perhaps, worst case, DuckDuckGo? Quit feeding the beast that only plans to eat you later that afternoon) https://farleftfacts.org/far-left-ideology/radicalization-attributes/cloward-piven/

  2. The People’s Socialist Workers’ Paradise of Venezuellinois ain’t far behind. And they are now turning DuPage County into another miniChicago hellhole. Give it a decade, and the shootings will be here too.
    Thanks SO much for the poverty, despair, death, abortions, moral vapidity and more, lefties.

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